The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 560 557 529
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -28
Contract jobs citing SMTP 101 106 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 1.33% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 58 59
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.83 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.02% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+19.02% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8725 7949 7689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.93% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 4551 4078
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 485 443
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 89 £413 +10.00% 35
London -1 41 £450 +12.50% 10
South East +5 20 £475 +26.66% 16
Buckinghamshire +16 9 £513 +57.69% 1
North West 0 9 £400 -5.88% 1
Milton Keynes +19 8 £525 +55.55%
Berkshire -7 8 £344 -13.52% 9
Scotland - 8 £300 -
West Midlands -27 7 £340 +13.33%
Erskine - 7 £300 -
Renfrewshire - 7 £300 -
East of England +23 6 £425 -10.52% 2
Manchester -7 6 £350 -
Reading +7 5 £325 - 8
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 - -
Luton - 4 £425 -
Birmingham - 4 £444 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £425 -
West Yorkshire +6 3 £306 -2.00% 3
Leeds +2 3 £306 -2.00% 2
Yorkshire 0 3 £306 -10.90% 3
City of London +41 2 £325 -14.19% 1
South West +6 2 £425 - 3
Merseyside -1 2 £450 - 1
Liverpool -2 2 £450 - 1
Hampshire -2 2 £430 +4.24% 4
Gloucestershire - 2 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £320 -
East Midlands +1 1 - -
Hook +1 1 £430 +10.25%

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SMTP.

1 112 (55.72%) DNS
2 98 (48.76%) Windows
3 91 (45.27%) Active Directory
4 75 (37.31%) Linux
5 68 (33.83%) Microsoft
6 66 (32.84%) Unix
7 62 (30.85%) TCP/IP
7 62 (30.85%) HTTP
8 53 (26.37%) MS Exchange
8 53 (26.37%) Firewall
9 48 (23.88%) SQL Server
9 48 (23.88%) FTP
10 45 (22.39%) DHCP
11 44 (21.89%) Internet
11 44 (21.89%) Windows Server
12 42 (20.90%) VMware
13 41 (20.40%) PowerShell
14 37 (18.41%) Security Cleared
14 37 (18.41%) MS Excel
15 34 (16.92%) SQL
15 34 (16.92%) Cisco
16 33 (16.42%) Red Hat
16 33 (16.42%) Python
17 32 (15.92%) Migration
17 32 (15.92%) Apache
18 30 (14.93%) SSL
19 29 (14.43%) Oracle
19 29 (14.43%) Perl
19 29 (14.43%) Windows Server 2008
19 29 (14.43%) Sendmail

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (26.37%) MS Exchange
2 32 (15.92%) Apache
3 22 (10.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (9.45%) IIS
5 16 (7.96%) IBM Notes
5 16 (7.96%) SharePoint
6 14 (6.97%) Skype for Business
6 14 (6.97%) Tomcat
7 13 (6.47%) IBM Domino
8 11 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (4.98%) WebSphere
10 8 (3.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (3.98%) JBoss
11 7 (3.48%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.99%) SAS
13 3 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (1.49%) CMS
13 3 (1.49%) lighttpd
13 3 (1.49%) nginx
Applications
1 37 (18.41%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.45%) MS Office
3 2 (1.00%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.44%) Office 365
2 22 (10.95%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.00%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.00%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.00%) SaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.50%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 112 (55.72%) DNS
2 62 (30.85%) HTTP
2 62 (30.85%) TCP/IP
3 53 (26.37%) Firewall
4 48 (23.88%) FTP
5 45 (22.39%) DHCP
6 44 (21.89%) Internet
7 30 (14.93%) SSL
8 27 (13.43%) LDAP
9 24 (11.94%) SNMP
9 24 (11.94%) SSH
10 20 (9.95%) IMAP
11 18 (8.96%) BGP
11 18 (8.96%) HTTPS
11 18 (8.96%) IPsec
11 18 (8.96%) VPN
12 16 (7.96%) Network Security
13 14 (6.97%) OSPF
13 14 (6.97%) SAN
14 12 (5.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (23.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.47%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.98%) MySQL
3 10 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.49%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.49%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.49%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.00%) DB2
8 2 (1.00%) InfluxDB
8 2 (1.00%) Redis
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (9.95%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.98%) Subversion
3 9 (4.48%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.49%) JIRA
6 4 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.49%) JMeter
7 3 (1.49%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.49%) Metasploit
7 3 (1.49%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (1.49%) Selenium
7 3 (1.49%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.00%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.00%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.50%) NUnit
9 1 (0.50%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.50%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 21 (10.45%) Finance
2 18 (8.96%) Banking
3 11 (5.47%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.99%) Retail
5 3 (1.49%) Law
5 3 (1.49%) Legal
6 2 (1.00%) Back Office
6 2 (1.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (16.42%) Administrator
2 19 (9.45%) Consultant
3 17 (8.46%) Developer
4 14 (6.97%) Analyst
4 14 (6.97%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (4.98%) Linux Administrator
6 10 (4.98%) Network Engineer
6 10 (4.98%) Security Engineer
7 9 (4.48%) Security Advisor
8 8 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Exchange Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Messaging Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Migration Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Support Analyst
8 8 (3.98%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) AWS Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) IP Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.95%) Web Services
2 18 (8.96%) CSS
2 18 (8.96%) HTML
2 18 (8.96%) XML
3 15 (7.46%) SOAP
4 14 (6.97%) Laravel
5 12 (5.97%) .NET
5 12 (5.97%) jQuery
6 10 (4.98%) AngularJS
6 10 (4.98%) HTML5
6 10 (4.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (4.48%) LAMP
8 6 (2.99%) Middleware
8 6 (2.99%) SAML
8 6 (2.99%) WAP
9 5 (2.49%) ELK Stack
9 5 (2.49%) JDBC
10 4 (1.99%) LAPP Stack
10 4 (1.99%) Regular Expression
10 4 (1.99%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.45%) CESG
1 21 (10.45%) Clustering
2 17 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.96%) Data Centre
4 15 (7.46%) Client/Server
4 15 (7.46%) Cryptography
5 11 (5.47%) PKI
6 10 (4.98%) Management Information System
7 9 (4.48%) Blackberry
7 9 (4.48%) Computer Science
8 7 (3.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.99%) Replication
10 5 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.99%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.99%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.00%) Fintech
12 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
12 2 (1.00%) NHS
12 2 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 98 (48.76%) Windows
2 75 (37.31%) Linux
3 66 (32.84%) Unix
4 44 (21.89%) Windows Server
5 29 (14.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (9.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (7.46%) Windows Vista
8 14 (6.97%) Debian
9 13 (6.47%) CentOS
9 13 (6.47%) Ubuntu
10 11 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.98%) zOS
12 7 (3.48%) SUSE
13 5 (2.49%) Mac OS
13 5 (2.49%) Mac OS X
13 5 (2.49%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.99%) Solaris
14 4 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.92%) Migration
2 27 (13.43%) High Availability
3 26 (12.94%) ITIL
4 25 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (11.94%) DevOps
6 18 (8.96%) Web Development
7 17 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (7.96%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (7.46%) Information Assurance
9 15 (7.46%) Risk Assessment
10 14 (6.97%) Open Source
10 14 (6.97%) Risk Management
11 13 (6.47%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (6.47%) OWASP
11 13 (6.47%) Patch Management
11 13 (6.47%) Security Operations
12 12 (5.97%) Ethical Hacking
12 12 (5.97%) ISMS
12 12 (5.97%) Project Management
13 11 (5.47%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 41 (20.40%) PowerShell
2 34 (16.92%) SQL
3 33 (16.42%) Python
4 29 (14.43%) Perl
5 23 (11.44%) PHP
6 21 (10.45%) JavaScript
7 18 (8.96%) Java
8 17 (8.46%) Bash Shell
9 11 (5.47%) C
9 11 (5.47%) C#
10 10 (4.98%) VB
11 8 (3.98%) Shell Script
12 7 (3.48%) C++
13 4 (1.99%) Korn
13 4 (1.99%) Ruby
14 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.50%) Delphi
15 1 (0.50%) Fortran
15 1 (0.50%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (18.41%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.43%) CISSP
2 27 (13.43%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.46%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (7.96%) CCNP
5 15 (7.46%) CESG Certified Professional
5 15 (7.46%) Degree
6 13 (6.47%) CEH
7 9 (4.48%) CCSE
8 7 (3.48%) CCSA
9 6 (2.99%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.49%) CCNA
10 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.99%) CCIE
11 4 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.49%) MCSE
12 3 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.00%) AWS Certification
13 2 (1.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.97%) RMADS
2 8 (3.98%) SLA
3 6 (2.99%) COBIT
4 3 (1.49%) HL7
5 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.00%) QA
6 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 91 (45.27%) Active Directory
2 29 (14.43%) Sendmail
3 27 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (6.97%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (4.48%) Hyper-V
6 9 (4.48%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.98%) Squid
8 7 (3.48%) ProxySG
9 5 (2.49%) NFS
10 4 (1.99%) Dovecot
10 4 (1.99%) iptables
10 4 (1.99%) KVM
10 4 (1.99%) Postfix
10 4 (1.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (1.99%) vSphere
11 2 (1.00%) Firmware
11 2 (1.00%) SpamAssassin
11 2 (1.00%) VirtualBox
11 2 (1.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (9.45%) Puppet
2 12 (5.97%) Nagios
3 9 (4.48%) Cacti
3 9 (4.48%) SCCM
4 8 (3.98%) HAProxy
5 7 (3.48%) FortiGate
6 6 (2.99%) Ansible
6 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (2.99%) SCOM
6 6 (2.99%) WSUS
7 5 (2.49%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (2.49%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.49%) SCVMM
7 5 (2.49%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.99%) OpenNebula
8 4 (1.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.99%) vRealize
8 4 (1.99%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 68 (33.83%) Microsoft
2 42 (20.90%) VMware
3 34 (16.92%) Cisco
4 33 (16.42%) Red Hat
5 29 (14.43%) Oracle
6 24 (11.94%) Citrix
7 18 (8.96%) Lotus
8 16 (7.96%) HP
9 14 (6.97%) Symantec
10 13 (6.47%) Dell
10 13 (6.47%) IBM
11 11 (5.47%) Brocade
12 10 (4.98%) CheckPoint
12 10 (4.98%) IronPort
13 9 (4.48%) F5
14 7 (3.48%) arcserve
14 7 (3.48%) Blue Coat
14 7 (3.48%) Google
15 6 (2.99%) CA
16 5 (2.49%) Juniper
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